The last one! The Final Fursday. Well, the final painting that is, don't leave just yet. I'll be back next Fursday with a fun wrap up of the project and another way for you to help. Today meet Maudie! How cool are her eyes?!
Maudie is described as mellow, loving, and gentle. She gets really excited when it's time for a walk and likes to play with toys. She is a Pit Bull Terrier mix, probably with Australian Shepherd for those two different colored eyes. I did a little research about that because I was curious.
Heterochromia iridis is a genetic default when a living being has two different color eyes. Seen more often in dogs, cats and horses, it is a condition that may be present in humans as well.
Legend has it that dogs with two different color eyes can view heaven and earth at the same time. [So that's kinda cool!]
And then of course there are misconceptions about it. Many people think that dogs with one blue eye must be blind, which generally isn’t the case. Dogs living with heterochromia usually have accurate canine vision. Most likely it's a result of breed. Australian Shepherd, Dalmatians, Cathoulas, and Huskies are breeds that often result in two different colored eyes. However, no breed is immune to it.
Update: Maudie was adopted! :)